As reported, a Chinese-food deliveryman reportedly used his handgun to stop a pair of robbers who where beating him about the face with a glass bottle:
Police say that the 40 year old deliveryman was making a delivery on the 1200 block of North 13th Street at about 10:30 PM, in Harrisburg, PA, when a pair of robbers punched him in the face and began beating him with a glass bottle, as part of a robbery attempt. The deliveryman is said to have grabbed his self defense gun and fired, striking one of the suspects and sending both fleeing. Police later apprehended a 16 year old male, who was suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder, and charged the juvenile with robbery and conspiracy, according to news reports. Police are continuing to seek the second suspect.
This sort of attack on deliverymen is sadly common. Criminals see such deliverymen, who they know are carrying cash, as easy targets. All too often, the deliveryman is killed by a criminal who values the few dollars that they are carrying more than human life. Luckily, this deliveryman was armed for self defense, and was able to save himself from the violent attackers.
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